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Food News: Grilled chicken wrap runs successful campaign, woos voters, must now govern

Catching up on food news from the past week and other tasty happenings from around the region. Look for this  every Thursday morning. Submit events and other suggestions to

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In season now until December, fresh cranberries are as good for you as they look. Read Jennifer Motl’s column on the many health benefits of these beauties here.

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The Cheesecake Factory planned for Potomac Mills has delayed its opening due to superstorm Sandy. The restaurant will now open Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.

The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Fredericksburg’s Central Park shopping center closed Monday for renovations and will reopen Nov. 17. More from Bill Freehling here.

Foode restaurant on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg has a new event space, shared with another business. You can read more in this post from Bill Freehling.

This week’s review: Wise Guys, in Orange

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Ever cooked a Korean sweet potato? Here‘s a quick dinner I whipped up recently with one.

The return of our Home Cooking feature kicks off here with local physician and child nutrition advocate Nimali Fernando.

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Sandwich Obama, a grilled-chicken wrap with blue cheese dressing, won in sandwich voting in the Virginia Deli’s presidential sandwich contest. Voter turnout was lower this year, however, than in past presidential sandwich elections. Read more here.

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